Dressing pop stars, Bottega Veneta’s ambition, Burberry reinvests in London, The young Chinese, H&M’s Johansson

Rihanna wears Hervé Léger by Max Azria | Source: Vogue US

Why designers love to dress pop music’s leading ladies (Independent)
“A quick glance at red carpeted occasions explains why designers, while still happy to dress actors – from fledgling talent to veritable superstars – might find working with their musical counterparts more inspiring.”

Bottega Veneta expands with bags of ambition (FT)
Bottega Veneta, which has built a reputation as a discreet, logo-free luxury brand over the past decade, last year was the best performing company at parent PPR, the French luxury goods group. Revenues rose 27 per cent to €510.6m.”

Burberry to invest in London ahead of Olympics (Telegraph)
Burberry… is planning to ‘aggressively reinvest’ in London by reconfiguring its store portfolio and opening new retail space… Next year’s Olympics have also spurred Burberry’s decision to boost its London presence.”

The young Chinese executives driving a luxury goods boom (Telegraph)
“One of the biggest drivers of luxury growth in the years ahead will be young self-employed or corporate executives, many of whom have lived abroad and many of whom are second-generation wealthy.”

H&M’s Ann-Sofie Johansson (Thread NY)
“Ann-Sofie Johansson started out at H&M working on the sales floor in 1987, became a design assistant in 1990, and by 2008 was head of design… Johansson answered questions from what it’s like to manage a team of over 140 designers… to her approach to sustainable fashion.”